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Join us for our first annual Chicago Marathon


Team Spark


October 2020


Spark Ventures’ would like to invite you to join us for 26.2 miles of dedicated running to make an impact!


Join us in 2020 and you’ll receive:


  • Guaranteed 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Entry
  • Official Team Spark running shirt
  • Customized Donation Page & Social Media help to give family and friends an easy way to donate and show their support for you.
  • Exceptional race weekend experience which includes private gear check, restrooms, pre and post-race snacks/meals, entertainment and so much more!

How Do I Register?


Email Gwyn Thomas,, for details. Please note the deadline for registration is December 31st.

How Do I Fundraise?


We are asking each participant to raise $1,250 ($1,750 post-close) for Spark Ventures. There are so many ways to spread the word!

Reach Out To Your Network

Ask family or coworkers to consider writing a check to Spark Ventures. They can also donate on Spark’s website. Each donor should include a note with the runner’s name they’re making a donation in honor of.

Set Up An Online Fundraiser

Start a Facebook fundraiser, include a donation sticker in your Instagram story, or start a GoFundMe! There are so many ways to use social media to raise funds. Select Spark Ventures as your charity and we’ll do the rest!

Ask 20 Friends to Donate $10 Each

Challenge your friends to pack their lunch or to make coffee at home for a week and contribute their savings to this great cause! Donations can be made on our website or through your online campaign (see “Set Up An Online Fundraiser”).

Be Your Own Champion

Kickstart your campaign by investing in yourself! Donations can be made on our website.